Sometime around 11PM, after calling Lamont to concede, Lieberman announced to a cheering crowd of supporters that he will file a petition to run as an independent in November’s general election. Democratic insiders say the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will back the winner of tonight’s primary, potentially handing Lamont a hefty campaign war chest.
“As I see it, in this campaign we just finished the first half and the Lamont team is ahead,” said Lieberman. “But, in the second half, our team, Team Connecticut, is going to surge forward to victory in November.”
The Hotline reports that Lieberman will likely have the support of Republicans…
A senior Republican official in Washington confirms that the party might encourage Republicans and others to support Sen. Lieberman if he runs as an independent. There’s no sense, just yet, about what those signs and signals might look like. Says the GOP official: “I just think there will be folks who want to support â€“ regardless of what we think. And, we donâ€™t think thatâ€™s a bad thing.” And Kevin F. Rennie reports that some GOPers in CT are thinking about ways to financially support Lieberman’s independent bid.
Loserman Lieberman has been leeching off the Democratic party for the past 18 years. Finally, his true colors are shining through. I hope that, come November, the people of Connecticut will show him the door in no uncertain terms.